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Writing Through the Body™ is more than a fiction writing workshop. It is a fiction writing workshop for those invested in creating characters with depth and a life of growing self-awareness. It’s a workshop for both seasoned and novice writers, offered online and face-to-face.

OFFERING BOTH ONLINE AND FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOPS.

Through a process created by Johnnie Mazzocco, participants create fictional characters and situations while working through energy centers in the body. Each week will consist of brainstorming and material building, free write and structured writing exercises, videos, encouraging quotations, and meditations to set the tone for the week’s work.

Image by Coriander Stasi

Image by Coriander Stasi

Participants will have the opportunity to share their work in person or on the online forum with other participants and give and receive feedback on the experiential and emotional impact of the writing. Participants will also have the option of receiving feedback from Johnnie.

WRITING IS A POWERFUL TOOL.

Through the written word, we can entertain to bring a smile, offer a temporary escape, or unlock someone’s imagination. We can inform to enlighten and expand someone’s view of the world. We can persuade by gently coaxing someone to our way of thinking. And in doing this, we create connection and change in the world.

AND FICTION WRITING DOES MORE…

Fiction writing is one of the most powerful forms of writing because it requires the writer to dive deep into her pool of watery emotions to achieve sympathetic and believable characters readers can relate to, root for, rail against, and feel. It also requires that she step back and become the objective observer, able to make sense of each character’s words, choices, and behaviors so that her readers are not taken down an overly sentimental or solipsistic path, but are presented with universal truths that have great impact on humanity.

WRITING FICTION  HELPS THE WRITER, TOO.

It is this symbiotic diving in and stepping back that makes fiction writing so powerful, for it takes the writer on an emotional journey through the eyes of an omniscient sage, and from such a position, the writer realizes deeper awareness about the world, about human behavior, and about herself.

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Writing Through the Body™ is a process birthed, designed, and taught by Johnnie Mazzocco, published writer, retired college writing professor, and spiritual warrior.

It was through her own fiction writing practice that Johnnie was set on a life-long spiritual path, and it is her desire to share the magical, healing possibilities of fiction writing with others.

Writing Through the Body™ is not a writing skill building workshop, although there will be elements of this. Likewise, Writing Through the Body™  is not a therapeutic support group, although participants may likely find that they make lasting connections with other participants.

By utilizing energy centers in the body and following the prompts provided, Writing Through the Body™ participants can not only practice their craft but can also enhance and further their own evolutionary path.

WRITING THROUGH THE BODY™  IS SUITABLE FOR BOTH
SEASONED AND NOVICE WRITERS.

Take the next step and begin your writer’s journey
of self-exploration in a whole new way.

Through writing fiction and creating deeply-dimensional characters, we can not only improve our writing, but we can achieve greater understanding and empathy toward others and toward ourselves. When we commit to understanding the human condition and the dramas we all face as humans, we expand our views and deepen our hearts.Woolf Quote

Whether you’ve been on a path of self-discovery for a while, are just getting started, or would like to start, Writing Through the Body™ will give you tools to use long after the workshop is over.

And whether you’re a seasoned fiction writer, a beginner, or have no fiction writing experience at all, Writing Through the Body™ offers you fresh, new ways to approach your writing.

FUTURE DATES FOR 2014 COMING SOON…

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